Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Smile - (CTD454)

Hello!  It's time for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge #454!  Before I get to my card, I'd like to welcome this month's Color Throwdown Guest Designer, Sheri Gilson.
I recently ordered and received the new My Favorite Things All Smiles Card Kit and I was excited to ink it up and create a card using it.  So I used this week's CTD colors along with the color black as a neutral and created my first All Smiles card.  I used a white card base, then a panel of kraft cardstock with a strip of simply chartreuse along the bottom.  Next I die cut a black frame using the Single Stitched Line Rectangle Frames and die cut two Smiles one in black and one in white and glued them together slightly off so that the black would act as a shadow.  After that, I used white embossing powder and heat embossed my three main flowers on kraft cardstock then stamped the centers in black ink.  I stamped the leaves in black ink and did some line work on them using a white gel pen and also added some white pen detail on the centers of the flowers.  I stamped and die cut two green flowers and stamped the centers black and added all of my flowers and leaves to my card front, popping up the largest flower with foam tape, and then glued on my die cut Smile.  I stamped the other half of my sentiment inside the card.  Now that I look at this card I think I'll go back and add a few black rhinestones or enamel dots.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Sheri Gilson - August Guest Designer

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Sheri Gilson said...

Gorgeous! So excited to be joining the team as a guest designer this month!

Brawny said...

A fabulous cards. Love these flowers x